By MC Slim JB | The Improper Bostonian

Life has been good lately to local lovers of Sichuan fare, with dozens of new spots popping up everywhere from Chinatown to the distant suburbs. Bostonians are learning to adore the cuisine’s signature fiery hot and numbing “mala” spicing made from chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorns. Further, the Sichuan spicy dry pot trend that overran Asia a few years ago has spread here, too. So it’s thrilling to uncover another fantastic traditional Sichuan outpost, Central Square’s new 5 Spices House, which builds on the excellence of its eponymous Chinatown sibling and adds justly-trendy spicy dry pot to the mix.

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